What is Career Navigator?

Career Navigator helps our senior college students figure out what they want to do when they leave school and map out a career pathway that’s right for them. It doesn’t matter whether they are looking to go into the workforce, university, or apprenticeships – or have absolutely no idea what next!

This programme helps students navigate their way through the endless career opportunities presented to them – and open up their eyes to options they may never have heard of!

Career Navigator is made up of three main parts:

  1. Career Mentoring

    Small group mentoring with local industry mentors – to help students to discover and plan their career pathway.

  2. Workshops

    Opportunities to gain valuable work-ready skills valued by employers, and to create an effective CV and cover letter.

  3. Career Pathway Events

    Including site visits and industry days to learn more about the reality of the workplace, and career opportunities.

What are people saying about Career Navigator?

  • “Career Navigator is for everyone. It doesn’t matter whether they are looking to go into the workforce, uni or apprenticeships. Career Navigator helps offer multiple pathways for our young people. I have seen the magic that Career Navigator creates” Cheryl West (Former Careers Advisor Marlborough Girls’ College)

  • “Honestly if you’re a shy person like I was, you won’t be by the end of it. I gained so much confidence from Career Navigator” Samantha (Career Navigator Graduate, Marlborough)

  • “This programme was fantastic for Jemma. It really made a difference for her and helped her find a clear career pathway – it was ideal”  Alana (parent of Career Navigator Graduate, Marlborough)

  • “It gave me hope for my future” Jacob (Career Navigator Graduate, Marlborough)

Check out the video here to hear more about what our students, schools, industry leaders and mentors are saying about our life-changing Career Navigator programme:

Applications for 2023 are open!

All Marlborough students who will be in Year 12 and 13 in 2023 are eligible to apply.

Please note however that we have a limited number of places available. To help us select candidates who are likely to benefit the most from our programme, we ask that students start by completing the Career Navigator application form, which you can find here:

Register here for Career Navigator Marlborough

Or feel free to reach out to Tayla Hayes, our Programmes Coordinator, via email (tayla.hayes@dinglefoundation.org.nz) with any questions.